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Dauphin County Technical School is a full-time, comprehensive public career and technical high school serving Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax Area, Lower Dauphin, Middletown Area, and Susquehanna Township School Districts. Students from other school districts may attend on a tuition basis. At DCTech we believe in educating the whole student by focusing on both the student's academic and career preparation.


Notices to Parents


Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Due to extreme winter weather which has forced the closing of school for several days. please note the revised holiday and in-service schedule for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year:

Friday, April 18-Spring holiday; school closed

Monday, May 26-Memorial Day holiday; school closed

Monday, June 9-Last student day; graduation

Tuesday, June 10-Act 48 In-service

Wednesday, June 11-Last teacher day

View the newly updated 2013-2014 school calendar which indicates all make-up days.


Scholarship Opportunities:

Applications for the following scholarships are available in the guidance office.

PA Association of School Retirees (04/11/14)

Linglestown Middle School (04/14/14)

Harrisburg Cedarette’s #43 (04/15/14)

Paxtang Elementary PTO (04/15/14)

Student-View Scholarship (04/20/14)

Lawnton Elementary School PTO (04/25/14)

EH Phillips Elementary (04/30/14)

Rutherford Elementary PTO (04/30/14)

Penbrook Lions Club (05/01/14)

Home Builders Association Independent Woman (05/02/14)

Aspiring Scholarship (06/01/14)

Imagine America High School Scholarship Program – please visit www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities has many scholarship opportunities – please visit www.tfec.org

Advanced Manufacturing STEM Academies:

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is offering three Saturday hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academies to promote career awareness in high-priority advanced manufacturing careers. Click here for more information.


Career Camp 2014:

Dauphin County Technical School Summer Career Camp  is a fun, educational, and safe camp provided for students to explore a variety of career options.  Career Camp is free camp offered to current 6th and 7th grade students enrolled in Dauphin County schools. Career camp is scheduled for June 16th ,17th,18th, 2014 at the Dauphin County Technical School.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities related to careers in the following fields: Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Carpentry, Collision & Refinishing Technology, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electronics Technology, Law Enforcement, Masonry, Outdoor Power Equipment, Ornamental Horticulture, and Precision Metals.  Campers will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost on each day of the camp.  Print out the registration packet here or contact Christine Noll, Vocational Transition Counselor at 717-652-3170 ext. 7117 for registration packet. Registration deadline is Friday, May 16, 2014.  Space is limited so register early!

Do you know that you have a Gmail account through the school?  Starting this week, a weekly email will be sent to every students’ Gmail account.  Be the first to reply to it and win a prize!  Options include homework passes, shop clothing, snacks, and ice cream passes.  Don’t know what your login information is?  Refer to the gray signs hanging up around the school. 

School Uniform Ordering


Order your DCTS shop uniforms by visiting this link.

Description: Hoodies

Applications For 2014-2015

Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available!

Printed applications can be obtained from Guidance Counselors in the Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax, Lower Dauphin, Middletown, Susquehanna and Harrisburg school districts, or one can be printed here:

High School application

9th Grade application

If your son/daughter currently attends a school district not listed above, or is not enrolled in a public school (i.e., homeschooled, cyber/charter school, private school, etc.), please download and print the information using the appropriate application link.


Notices to the Community

During school hours, community members should refrain from walking dogs or utilizing the grounds of DCTS for private recreational use. 


DCTS Comprehensive Plan

Click here to review the DCTS comprehensive plan. 


Normality Zero Robotics Club

Check out this link Normality Zero Robotics | "Why Be Normal" to see what our Normality Zero Robotics students are up to.




Mission Statement

The mission of the Dauphin County Technical School is to prepare students to enter post-secondary education and industry with the attitude, skills, and knowledge necessary to be successful in a constantly changing and competitive world.

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6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg PA 17109


Dauphin County Technical School is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Coordinator or Section 504 Coordinator at 6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109 (717) 652-3170. For information regarding services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped individuals and groups, please contact the Administrative Director.